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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure™

Number of Examinees and
Percent of Examinees Passing Each Test by Examinee Category*

Test Administration: October 23, 1999

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
    Reading
    Writing

    Both

3612
3609

3561

80.3
73.8

66.7

633
712

287

62.2
34.7

13.9
Early Childhood17565.15431.5
Elementary57668.622340.4
Middle School6376.21586.7
Social Studies6567.72250.0
History6962.32548.0
English15263.86020.0
Reading2564.010.0
Mathematics8943.83036.7
General Science3873.7757.1
Physics714.3742.9
Chemistry1442.9450.0
Biology5756.11442.9
Earth Science520.060.0
Latin8100.02100.0
Music5740.42540.0
Visual Art5180.41675.0
Business2470.8333.3
Home Economics475.020.0
Health Education1984.2742.9
Physical Education4376.71275.0
English as a Second Language1861.1560.0
Special Needs16684.33844.7
French2171.4650.0
German333.3----
Spanish7459.51910.5
Chinese--------
Italian8100.0----
Russian--------
Portuguese475.0----
Technology Education757.1----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole10.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese2100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1573.3----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech540.010.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater11100.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance3100.0----
     
All Subject Tests187967.160440.2
     
Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Test111552.83422.38


Total Number of Test Takers: 5750
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 4247 (73.9)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers: 1503 (26.1)


Last Updated: October 23, 1999
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